[rescue] newest rescue

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Feb 2 13:10:56 CST 2016

  That is a FANTASTIC score.  Those are amazingly nice machines.

  What mental midget was going to scrap a 3/470?!  Insanity.  I'm glad
you were able to save it.


On 02/02/2016 01:51 PM, Walter Belgers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just broke a promise to my wife (and myself). I promised to collect Suns no
> bigger than then SparcCenter 1000. But when you come across a 3/470, how can
> you not rescue it from the garbage heap?
> It has a 501 1550 CPU board with a 501 1532 cg6 framebuffer (quite special I
> guess - it also comes with keyboard, mouse and colour monitor). Theres a 501
> 1217 SCSI controller, a 501 1102 RAM board (8MB) and a board marked DATARAM.
> Is this a memory caching board? It has a bunch of LEDs on it.
> The system supposedly does not boot up (havent tried yet). The boards have
> been pulled out and put back again, not necessarily in the same slot. Is there
> something I need to know about slot locations for these board? I vaguely
> remember some quirks with other Suns in this respect.
> Cheers,
> Walter.
> --
> Walter Belgers
> walter at belge.rs -=- http://belge.rs/
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Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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